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Saturday, September 30, 2023
Letter: Stop, thief! Who’s absconding with the library’s Globe?
Letter to the editor. File

Dear editor:

At $8 a copy for the Saturday Globe and Mail, perhaps one can speculate as to why one of our fellow citizens, a patron of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library, would steal the Opinion section of the Globe most Saturday mornings.

This has been going on for months.

The person must have some education to have an interest in what Andrew Coyne and others may write each week.

Sometimes, including this past weekend, the Arts and Leisure section is absconded with as well.

At $8 a week for 52 weeks of the year, that adds up to over $400. 

Even if the library gets a discount, the amount still adds up to a sizeable chunk of change. And there’s also the principle. It’s just wrong.

So, this person of some knowledge and interests, will now qualify for a charge of theft under $5,000, and when caught will have much time to read in a very quiet place without windows.

Keep your eyes open for the culprit as you pass the fireside reading area in our public library.

Bill Garriock

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